Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fourth-Quarter Flops at Home

The Eagles' fourth quarters at the Linc.

Fourth-Quarter Flops at Home

Just when you thought we couldn't come up with another way to point out how bad the Eagles have been at home this season ...

In six games at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles have outscored their opponents 94-65 in the first half and 117-89 through three quarters. It's that dastardly fourth quarter — where they have been outpointed by 60-17 in front of the home folk — that has done them in.

First, Eagles' score by quarters in their 2011 home games:

 Eagles 31  63  23  17  134 
 Opponents         28      37     24     60  149 


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The combined fourth-quarter totals for the Eagles and their six Lincoln Financial Field opponents to date:

        Eagles           Opp.
 Points 17  60 
 First Downs 30  42 
 Total Yards 511  677 
 Rushing Yards 126  164 
    Rushes 27  54 
    Rushing TD
 Net Passing Yards 385  513 
    Comp.-Att. 40-70  40-63 
    Gross Yards 403  541 
    Sacks-Yards 2-18  4-28 
    Interceptions 1 
    Passer Rating 60.6  121.2 
 Penalties-Yards 14-111  6-58 
 Time of Possession 39:33  50:27 
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

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He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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